Nepal

Special Capacity Building Program on the Rights of Migrant Workers - Nepal (2013-2014)

The special capacity building program was a response to the human rights abuses associated with the extraordinary growth in labour migration from Nepal over the last decade.   This movement of people, an estimated 400,000 Nepalese leaving to work overseas each year, has strained the capacity of the government in Nepal to ensure that the rights of migrant workers are respected and protected before they depart for work and on their return, and to effectively represent their interests in countries of destination. It was created to build advocates' knowledge of migrant workers’ rights in international law, and understanding of how they could engage the international human rights system to influence policy and practice affecting migrant workers in Nepal and countries of destination. 

 

Promoting and Protecting the Human Rights of Migrant Workers from Nepal & South Asia - Nepal (2013)

The main activity and focus of the project was a South Asian Regional Capacity Building Program held in Kathmandu from September 18-22, 2013. This program included a focus on recruitment agencies and labour attaches. In the lead-up to the program background papers on recruitment agencies and the roles and responsibilities of labour attaches were prepared, including research and documentation on existing best practice.